Wednesday, December 21, 2011


  Today is my birthday.

Today I get to go to a job that I love.

Today I get to enjoy all that I love.

Today I get to live with a man that I love.

Today I get to unwrap another day.

Today is my birthday.

Today I get to open my eyes to a day
 where I am excited to look to the future.

Today I get to open my eyes to a day
 where I am unafraid, blessed be, to look to the past.

Today I get to open my eyes to a day where
 I expect joy, as I expect joy, everyday.

Today I get to open my eyes to a day
 where I get to open my eyes.

Today is my birthday.

Today I can fight another battle.

Today I can strive to be a better person.

Today I can live a little 'righter'.

Today I can pray a little more deeply.

Today is my birthday.

Today I get to be thankful.

Today I get to be thoughtful.

Today I get to be grateful.

Today I get to be cake-ful.

Today is my birthday.

The shortest day of the year.

The longest night of the year.

The coldest evening.

The brightest morning.

Today is my birthday.

And though I had nothing to do with it.

I'm mighty pleased, at the privilege of having another one.



Today is my birthday


Ellen said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Shan said...

Harpy Smirchday!

theknapper said...

Happy happy birthday to a perfectly imperfect man who has taught me much.

wheeliecrone said...

Happy Birthday! It isn't an original thought, but it's sincere.

Anonymous said...

Have a lovely birthday Dave. Eat lots of cake!

Joyfulgirl said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful (shortest) day. Thanks for wonderful poem.

Louna said...

Happy birthday! And thank you for all your beautiful posts.

Jen said...

Happy birthday Dave. I hope you have a fantastic one :D

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave!
“The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.”
- T. S. Eliot

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave :D

Kake said...

Happy birthday, Dace!

Kake said...

Happy birthday, Dave!

Clay said...

Have a great one!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday.

Andrea S. said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! Have a special day with your Joe!

Anonymous said...

"May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home, may you find your way.
May you always have courage to take a chance
And never find frogs in your underpants!"

Irish toast

Have a great birthday
Happy Birthday


wendy said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! I wish for you a wonderful birthday and may the coming year be full of happy surprises. Your birth, your life, has enriched the world greatly.
Let them eat cake!

Laurene said...

Happy Birthday, Dave!

ivanova said...

Happy birthday!

Cindy B. said...

Happy Birthday and Many More

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Selena said...

Happy Birthday Dave! Enjoy every minute of it!

Susan said...

Frogs in your underwear??? I should say not!

Happy birthday, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave!!

Thank you for sharing your life and your passion with all of us.

I wish you many more!


Amy said...

Happy birthday, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Happy Day to You!

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday, Dave!

FibroFacialGal said...

Happy Birthday, Dave!

Hope it's an awesome day, followed by an interesting and joyful year.

Princeton Posse said...

Bappy Hirthday Dave! From another December baby

Richard said...

Happy Birthday Dave!

lillytigre said...

Happy Birthday Dave.

Thanks for all you do

Jan Goldfield said...

Happy Birthday, Dave. Have a wonderful day.

Liz Miller said...

Happy Birthday!!

CapriUni said...

Happy (personal) New Year!

And in regards to that Irish toast:
I'm certain the frogs would concur. ;-)

Mac said...

Happy birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog!

Have an equally Wonderful Birthday!

Debbie (NJ)

Stephanie All About Beads said...

Love reading your blog.

Happy Birthday to you !


Northern Ireland

Flemisa said...

Happy Birthday and may you have many, many more Celebrations.

May you never lose the pleasure at having another Birthday and another New Day.

Anonymous said...

Dang it!! I had it in my planner to email you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! If I could have made it to HO today I would have said it in person!! Perhaps I should search for a cheeky Belated Birthday Card but I am sure you have them all!!! Hope you have had an amazing day!!!

Larry Hehn said...

Happy birthday, Dave!

Colleen said...

Dear Dave:

Happy Birthday from one Solstice Baby to another. I had a hard day today but your post reminded me that even so I have a lot to be grateful for. Thanks for that birthday gift!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Dave! The world is a much better place because you're in it. :^)


Lene Andersen said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely way of celebrating it.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to You!!! I hope you had a wonderful one!!!


Belinda said...

Just under the wire, a happy birthday and year ahead!

The world is a better place because you were born. You have been brave enough to speak out loud exactly what you think. No doubt this has sometimes got you into trouble :) but it has also caused deeper reflection; changed thinking; good pride; opened eyes and the building of a disability community.

Rachel in Idaho said...

Happy birthday, Dave! (Phew. Just made it!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave! I'm grateful for another year of your insights.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Dave, I hope your next year is even better.

I read your blog every day and appreciate it so much.

Anonymous said...

Belated birthday wishes Dave!

I always think 21 Dec and 21 June two magical days to be born on. Those dates are the ones I'd choose if I got a choice!
In ancient Irish culture 21st Dec is a magical day, depicted by New Grange and all that represents!

I love your poem!
My wish for you for 2012 is that you have love, light and joy in your heart! xxxxx Linda (LinMac) in Dublin

Susan said...

...just want to add to Belinda's comment...

AND you give the BEST gifts!!! :)